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Epicenter Amber - SanTan Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
81
good

104 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 104
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 11.68%
Wants: 1
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
SanTan Brewing Co. visit their website
Arizona, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

An American Amber Ale. Epicenter Amber received a Bronze Medal at Reno Canfest, and an 89 Rating in 2011 DRAFT Magazine. A deep copper amber hue with a firm, toasted malt character, lightly sweet with a crisp dry finish. Epicenter has become a gateway ale for novice Craft Beer drinkers. The light, approachable taste is quenching and appealing to new and long term Craft lovers alike.

20 IBU

(Beer added by: PhxHorn on 05-28-2010)
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Photo of LXIXME
3.49/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Medium sized light tan head settles into a decent lacing above a clear reddish caramel colored beer.

A light sweetness to the caramel roasted malts in the aroma of this amber.

A lot of caramel in well roasted malt taste that also has a bit of sweetness and just a touch of alcohol included.

There is just a touch of caramel tastes hanging around in a very light dryish aftertaste with this medium bodied beer.

Middle of the road tasting amber, no displeasing tastes or anything, with is better than a lot of ambers can claim.

LXIXME, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of brentk56
3.59/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear copper color with a very nice two inch head of foam; good retention and a few shards of lace are left behind

Smell: Toffee, toast and nuts

Taste: Toast and toffee, up front, with a fruity/nutty flavor developing, in the middle; after the swallow, the sweet flavors predominate though there is a little earthy bitterness to balance

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Not a bad amber, but definitely oriented toward those who like their ambers sweet

Thanks, mikedR (from the other site), for the opportunity

brentk56, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of mactrail
3.08/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Attractive red-amber color with plenty of foam in the glass. Light malty flavor with a fair amount of roasted malt. Bitter twang of hops makes up the rest of the flavor. Quite earthy with a mineral taste. A bitterness of nut shells and burned biscuits takes over for the finish. A woody sensation and somewhat acidic. The malty sweetness emerges shyly for a little while.

What seems like off flavors at first sip are apparently the odd fruity hop mixed with a grainy malt flavor. It reminds me of some mysterious casserole slightly scorched in the overn. While I don't care for this much, it is actually quite drinkable once you get used to the taste. From the 12 oz can bought at AJ's Fine Foods in Chandler.

mactrail, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of crobinso
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

crobinso, Apr 03, 2013
Photo of anteater
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

anteater, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of bmoney_az
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

bmoney_az, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of TheSSG
4/5  rDev +14%

TheSSG, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of camelgar
3/5  rDev -14.5%

camelgar, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

t0rin0, Jan 01, 2013
Photo of Matchews
4/5  rDev +14%

Matchews, Dec 21, 2012
Photo of Pecan
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Pecan, Dec 20, 2012
Photo of greenmonstah
3.6/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On draught in the Phoenix airport.... Boring layover.

A -Amber red in color with a thin head that lingers. Nice lacing, this airport bar has clean glassware!

S- standard fare. Sweet and caramelly with a light hop bitterness.

T - Follows the nose, not exciting but wonderfully drinkable.

M - medium to light in body. Very smooth with moderate carbonation.

O - A fine take on one of my favorite session styles. Could drink for hours. Too bad my flight is coming up!

greenmonstah, Dec 11, 2012
Photo of Peller80
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Peller80, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of Number3red
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Number3red, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of FosterJM
3.2/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

1530th Review on BA
Can to Pint
12oz

No canning date
Thanks to my friend amanda for sending this one to me from AZ.

App- A medium colored orange with some dark orange highlights and more of a wood stain sheen behind. I would even say that a little bit of fading yellow towards the bottom. Two finger slight off white head. A nice little sheen of cling.

Smell- A little bit of sweet apple skins with a lot of malt behind it and a slight bitter note from some hops. This was along the lines of a Fat Tire but this had less punch and even had some deeper citrus and I would say some leather and grass notes behind it.

Taste- The taste follows the nose with more much more malts and some deep citrus and a slight hop balance. A touch dry flavored with a grassy. Im coming to find out that Red's just aren't my things. Not bad per se. Just dont like that off malt base.

Mouth- Medium bodied and medium carbonation. A bit thick and slick. Retains some of the leather/grass after flavor.

Drink- I used to drink Fat Tire by the 12 rack. Amazing how tastes change and you get away from old styles and decide thats just not what I like anymore. Glad I got the state tick. Probably will shy away from Reds/Ambers for a while.

FosterJM, Sep 26, 2012
Photo of Bagoosh
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Bagoosh, Sep 20, 2012
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This strikes me as a crowd pleaser amber. Nothing really obnoxious or boisterous about it. Delivers a pleasant drinker with little stepping outside of the bounds of the standard style parameters. There are worse beers to have to drink while waiting for a layover in an airport.

RblWthACoz, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of JohnLynch
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

JohnLynch, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of Csnowbrown
4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

Csnowbrown, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of pkmnzach
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

pkmnzach, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of gbrill
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

gbrill, May 29, 2012
Photo of aflies
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

aflies, May 28, 2012
Photo of Carena
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Carena, May 27, 2012
Photo of duceswild
3.88/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap outside in 100+ AZ heat Served in a pint glass.
Amber color with small head, leaves no lacing in the glass. Not much to the smell on this one I get a little malt but not much else. Taste is of malts and caramel. Don't get any sense of hops. Mouthfeel provides decent carbonation and alcohol with some sweetness on the end.

Overall this is a refreshing beer that is relatively light for a hot day.

duceswild, May 15, 2012
Photo of RoyalT
2.93/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance - This is a nice, brown beer with hints of orange coloring and a huge, easy, brownish-white head.

Smell - The grain in the nose is faint and a bit stale with a light floral hopping.

Taste - The malt is bigger at the taste but it is still somewhat stale. Sugars are light and mostly brown.

Mouthfeel - This is smooth with some light but clumsy bitterness.

Drinkability - This was an awkward effort at the style and barely drinkable.

RoyalT, May 14, 2012
Epicenter Amber from SanTan Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.